The weather forecast said rain rain rain and even more rain, and let me tell you when we arrived in Clarens late Friday it was freezing cold and very windy. Saturday morning and every brides’ worst nightmare, it is raining and it was raining throughout the night, everything – soaking wet, the dirt roads was mud puddles, the lawns looked like shallow green dams.
We went up to the venue Oranje Gaste Plaas and looked for a few alternative options as it seemed the rain was not going anywhere soon.
When we got there Johannes was just on his way out to town and Lize was still in town with hair and make up to be done.
This venue is situated almost halfway between Clarens and Fouriesburg, it is just absolutely
gorgeous, it has that warm feeling of the golden gate with the golden mountain backdrop and lush green lawn and feeding for the animals.
Now Johannes or should I rather say Jo, as this is how he is known by his friends, is not really a photo guy, you could see that he thought it was going to be hard work in front of the camera and stretched it as long as possible before we actually got started, but in the end he did enjoy the whole experience very much and gave more than his part in helping us to make the day a very special and successful one.
Lize had her heart set on outdoor photos with the very picturesque mountains as the backdrop and even some farm animals as part of the shoot, if they would only get what we were planning but then again it is only sheep and cattle what could they care, but we got them in the end.
We were so blessed or should I say Lize and Jo were so blessed that about forty minutes before the ceremony the rain stopped and the skies started to clear which left us with this stunning photo options. And as Lize got out of the car at the Chapel to make her entrance, the sun smiled through the clouds. What an amazing experience.
Julle twee was sulke groot sports gewees, ons wens julle voorspoed en geluk toe.
Mag julle toekoms besaai wees met liefde en vreugde.
Baie liefde en groete George en Jenna